Online Education Programs

Web Tools and Technology

Clemson Online is committed to supporting innovation and flexibility in faculty approaches to quality online education experiences. All Clemson faculty must utilize Blackboard as a repository for confidential student grades. Many also choose to use Blackboard to host online discussion threads, to post course materials, and to communicate with students.

While maintaining student privacy (FERPA) and adhering to copyright law, faculty may also consider using a variety of other existing or novel technologies as they implement their courses. As new courses are designed and supported through the support and review process, Clemson Online will work with faculty to determine the best possible methods, technologies and tools for individual courses. Several popular tools worth considering are listed below.

File Hosting:
Box (Clemson provided)
Blackboard (Clemson supported)

Collaborative Writing:
Google Drive (formerly Google Docs)
Draft

Audio/Video Hosting:
iTunes U (audio/podcast hosting)
SoundCloud (audio/podcast hosting)
Audacity (audio editor)
YouTube EDU (video hosting)
Vimeo (video hosting)
UStream (live video)
Google Hangout (live video)
Skype (live video)

Lecture Capture:
For assistance with on-campus lecture capture for online courses, contact Clemson Online.
Camtasia (screen capture)
PowerPoint (slide deck presentations savable as video)

Website Creation:
Blackboard (Clemson supported platform)
Wix
Drupal
Blogger
Wordpress

Creative Commons Content
Clemson Approved Images
Creative Commons (image and music search)
Internet Archive (public domain images and video)

Reminder: Faculty must ensure that any content posted online abides by FERPA standards. No grades should ever be publicly accessible and all grades must be posted in Blackboard for Registrar retrieval in case of sudden faculty departure.